A source confirmed to NBC Sports California's James Ham on Monday morning that Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox has been elevated from the Select Team roster to the Team USA roster. Camp opens Monday in Las Vegas.
NBA source confirms De'Aaron Fox has been elevated from the Select Team roster to the Team USA roster. Camp open today in Las Vegas. Strong opportunity to make the squad for the World Cup. @ChrisBHaynes first.— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) August 5, 2019
Yahoo's Chris Haynes was first to report the news.
Sacramento Kings young star De'Aaron Fox has been promoted to the National USA Basketball roster with a good chance to make the team, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 5, 2019
Fox has a good chance to make the Team USA FIBA World Cup roster, especially with the health of the group's point guards. He joins Kemba Walker as the only other healthy point guard on the roster. Kyle Lowry is recovering from thumb surgery, although he hasn't been ruled out yet.
The 21-year-old Fox broke out last season for Sacramento. He averaged 17.3 points, 7.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. The former No. 5 overall draft pick vastly improved as a shooter. He improved his field goal percentage from 41.2 percent in 2017-18 to 45.8 percent and his 3-point stroke from 30.7 percent to 37.1 percent.
Fox joins teammate Harrison Barnes on the training camp roster. Fellow Kings teammate Marvin Bagley III still is on the Select Team roster.
Team USA is scheduled to open tournament play against the Czech Republic on Sept. 1 in China. Fifteen players will be on the training roster ahead of the tournament.